The Covid-19 pandemic means we have postponed our face-to-face community events. We'll resume these activities once it's safe to do so.
In the meantime, we are offering some alternatives. You can see Merri bird postersat selected sites along the Merri Shared Trail south of the Ring Rd. We've held three webinars, one on Litter Cleanups, one on the Frogs of Darebin, and one on Merri Fungi (with Friends of Merri Creek). All have been recorded (follow the links to watch them on youtube).
If you have suggestions for a webinar or poster topics, please get in touch. And if you haven't already signed up, please subscribe to our events emails. That way we can let you know about future webinars and our site-based events, once these start up.
Despite the pandemic, our dedicated staff are busy working, in many different and creative ways, to care for Merri Creek.
Our Ecological Restoration Team is still getting out to actively manage indigenous vegetation at a range of sites along Merri Creek and elsewhere. Team members are travelling to sites individually, in separate vehicles, and are maintaining proper distancing whilst out in the fresh air and wearing maks. In autumn we undertook ecological burns of native grasslands. WE miss our community plantings, but rest assured, all the plants we had on order are bing carefully plante dby our own staff.
After a massive effort from our in-house IT expert, all our office-based staff are working from home. They are making a great effort to keep things running smoothly and to communicate with you about all things Merri.